We all need energy, without it, we would not be able to exist in this world. Is your energy protected properly?
We all know the dangers of energy vampires but are we really taking them as seriously as we should be? Energy vampires, for those who do not know, are people who drain the energy from others. They are unable to move through life without taking energy from those around them. These people often have some sort of emotional issue that drains them to a point where feeding off of others is necessary whether they realize they are doing it or not.
Energy vampires can be anyone. They can be friends, family, coworkers, children, or ANYONE else. If you are doing any of the following things then you are being depleted of your energy and putting yourself at risk of having an energy vampire attach his or herself to you. Take a look at the list below and STOP doing these things if you are.
12 Signs Your Energy is Being Drained By Those Close to You:
When we try to fit in we are letting these vampires gain power over us. We want so much to fit in that we give up things we shouldn’t. This leaves us wide open for the vampires to come in and suck us dry.
2. You are letting people put too much burden on you.
You are letting people put too much of their trouble on you. You are your own person and should not be dealing with the bullshit of another person. You don’t always have to say yes, sometimes no is the best answer.
You really feel like this person is sucking the life out of you. Even phone calls are exhausting. You should listen to your intuition on this one.
4. You allow drama in your life.
When we allow drama in our lives we are creating a breeding ground for toxic individuals. Gossiping may seem fun from time to time but it is not harmless. Be careful of the things you say.
5. You are having sex with someone you do not love or someone who does not love you.
Allowing someone to drain you physically and emotionally in this way will do damage to your energy big time. Do not be a doormat for anyone. Letting someone use you in this way will only leave you open for more damage.
Sometimes people bring us down on purpose. Energy vampires are experts at what they do. They will make you feel guilty and all the while drain you for all you’re worth. Don’t feel bad for not being who someone else wants you to be. Be glad you are who you want to be.
7. You are letting someone else control you.
Letting someone control you is a huge red flag. Narcissists and so forth will do their damndest to control you as a means of getting what they want from you. Your energy is at stake here, be careful. No one should be in charge of your life but you.
8. You are fatigued chronically no matter what you try.
You are feeling drained because you are drained. Until you get rid of the vampire you will not feel better. The best thing you can do at this point is identifying the vampire and cut him or her out of your life.
9. You are in an abusive situation.
Being in an abusive situation regardless of what kind of abuse it is, will drain you. The abuser wants all of the energy he or she can get and you will give it to them one way or another. Get out of this situation. You deserve better.
10. You want to leave a relationship but simply cannot.
If you want out, get out. There has to be a reason why you need space. This person is likely draining you of energy. You feel as if you cannot get away because you are so drained and confused about what is going on.
11. You are needy or someone close to you is needy.
When we are needy we are setting ourselves up to be drained. We are inviting someone in to zap it all away. Being independent is important. Sure relationships are great but you need to know how to take care of yourself.
12. Someone is lowering your self-worth.
When someone is out to get your energy they will also be out to bring you down. The lower you get the more energy they feed off of. Do not let anyone tell you that you are not amazing because you are. Your self-worth is more important than the opinions of anyone else.
Protect yourself and only let the right people in your life. When the red flags above come up you need to take a step back and figure out where to go in life to help you to replenish your energy and put your mind in a better place.